Cinema: Excess Baggage

LOVE STREAMS Directed by John Cassavetes Screenplay by Ted Allan and John Cassavetes

Of all the women who have given up at least a portion of their careers for marriage and children, Gena Rowlands may have got the best deal. For her husband John Cassavetes makes small, eccentric movies almost entirely comprising sublime (or would-be sublime) actor's moments that he parcels out among family and friends. In recent years he has seen to it that his wife gets a very fair share of these. The result is that with such pictures as A Woman Under the Influence, Minnie and Moskowitz and Gloria...

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